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- Researching current deforestation monitoring systems and developing ideas for integrating IP teams to monitor those systems.
- Working with EDF staff to develop materials for training sessions for Indigenous Peoples in the Amazon basin.
- Investigating grant opportunities and writing drafts of grant proposals for further Indigenous Peoples work in the Amazon.
- Monitor blogs and postings on REDD+ while helping to write blogs and policy positions.
- Monitor the UNFCCC negotiations and other international forums where REDD+ policy is being developed such as the FIP, FCPF, UNREDD, and REDD+ Partnership.
- Research emerging REDD+ projects to determine the level of Indigenous participation in their design, including benefit-sharing structures.
- Provide support to the team in the Congressional appropriations process for Sustainable Landscapes and other related programs.
- Conduct research to determine what USAID and other US government agencies are doing to implement REDD+ on the ground.
- Demonstrated interest in environmental science, international relations, public policy, or related fields.
- Depending on ability, higher levels of work will be given (grad student versus undergraduate or recent grad).
- Fluency or advanced proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, preferred.
- Experience living and/or working abroad, preferred.
- Highly proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other software applications.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interface well with all programs/departments in the organization and to represent the Climate and Air team in a highly professional manner.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Must be well organized, motivated, and detail-oriented.
- Ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines.
- Ability to work in a team setting and have the ability to work independently when projects are due.
- Demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills.
- Solid experience with computer spreadsheets.
Applicants will be contacted directly if selected as a candidate.